Now, after the hour, we need access to the car engine from the bonnet to vent the oil system. Now remove the oil filter cap and remove the oil dipstick and clean. We also need to find the oil filter to change it, this can be found by looking for a big cylindrical metal cartridge. (NOTE the oil filter will contain hot oil so take car to avoid burns).
Now get your new filter, coat the gasket at the bottom with oil by getting the old filters oily gasket and rub against the new filters dry gasket and this aids connection with the engine block. Now clean the area with a rag where the filter will go and place the new filter into place and screw it in manually. use the chain wrench to tighten until securely connected
Right now take the new sealing washer and place over the drain nut. You now need to thread the nut and washer back into the plug hole (you will need to get under your car again). Now tighten the drain plug and let out a sigh of relief since your done under the car.
Right you now have a car with no oil, so it needs to be replaced using the funnel in the oil filter hole and putting in the new oil. Put the cap on when your done and check the oil level using the cleaned dipstick (between min and max marks). Right now you have to tidy up your mess before your other half returns to see the mess you have made, but will forgive all if you have done it right since you’ve said some cash.
Some tips on cleaning
- get seal able container and place funnel in, this will get rid of excess oil
- Now get all waste oil and funnel into seal able container
- put the container in a plastic bag or zipped bag and seal (along with extra car parts used)
- take oil to a recycling place and dispose safely
- Start car engine and leave for 3 minutes and check for oil leaks and loose drain plug
- dispose of oil filter and sealed waste to a garage or petrol station for recycling
Note you may want to read the full blog article from Tashi khoo’s since this is a summarized version from his article and that concludes this part of the ‘how to check car parts’ entry.
NOTE – if you are unsure of any of these procedures then get it done professionally and CarSpareFinder takes no responsibility for you or your vehicle when performing the procedure.